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How To Make Easy Colorful Quilted Fabric Placemats

How To Make Easy Colorful quilted Fabric Placemats

Leave it up to my darling sister to inspire me to quilt. Every time I visit her she is doing some amazing project. This trip she taught me a very simple summer project in quilting. Here is a fun tutorial on how to make colorful fabric placemats

When you first decide to start quilting, it is essential to gather the proper supplies. It is never fun to get into a project only to find you are missing some tools. Make your selections carefully, from scissors to fabric. You have to make good choices because the tools and supplies you use will directly affect the quality of the work. Try to use quality products.


  • Charm Squares (pack of 25)(5 inch)
  • Cutting Mat
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Pins
  • Extra Fabric
  • Sewing Machine

You also will need quilting rulers to ensure you make accurate cuts and end up with a squared piece. Don’t forget to pick up a cutting mat to protect your surfaces.

When you need fabric for quilting projects you should choose your materials carefully because they are the heart of your quilt project.


Step 1: Sew all the squares together.

Gather nine 5 inch squares and sew them together and iron the fabric

Step 2: Cutting the batting.

3. It’s time to cut the backing and batting with the rotary cutting tools. Measure a few inches bigger so you can cut the excess off later.

Step 4: Quilting in the ditch

4. With the sewing machine start sewing all the seams, it’s one of the easiest forms of quilting.

Step 3: Cutting The Binding

Cut 2 1/2 inch strips of binding enough for the entire placemat quilt. Take the bindings raw edges and place on the edge of the quilt. Attach with pins and start sewing 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Miter the edges. After you flip the blinding sew the binding on the back by hand. I like doing this while watching TV or sitting on my back porch.

I hope I have inspired you like my sister inspired me to quilt these placemats. My sister loves quilting, I think it’s the fabric she loves because there are so many pretty ones to choose.

 I can remember when we were young girls growing up. She loved to sew. I  learned later in life, but it’s never too late to learn something new.

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  1. Love the colors of the placemat

  2. I love the idea of quilted placemats and the cutter with mat makes it so easy. Pinned for future reference.

  3. Hello Maria,

    Happily shared your quilting project! I haven’t quilted in a long while but I think I actually brought my quilting fingers with me… sounds like a nice winter project! Your placemats turned out well, too! Your sister is a good teacher.

    Have a lovely week,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Barbara, thanks so much for stopping by! It was really fun making the quilt with my sister guidance.

  4. Maria, what lovely placemats! I love the mismatched, but beautifully coordinated fabrics! And they go so well with those dishes! Quilting looks like a fun activity. I’ve always kinda wanted to. I’ve never heard of “Charm Squares. I guess they’re not the same as “Fat Squares,” are they? If that’s your first attempt at quilting, I’m impressed! You’ve done a fantastic job!

    1. Thanks Florence, mu sister was the driving force to get me to quilt. So she is a great teacher.

  5. The colours you chose for this are gorgeous Marie. Pinning, love this little tablecloth.

  6. Maria I’ve always wanted to learn how to quilt but it always seemed like a daunting thing to do. But I love what you made here, maybe I can also start slowly.

  7. I love the colors of your placemats and your tutorial. I decided a long time ago that I do not have the precision of eye to be a quilter, counted-cross stitcher, or dollhouse furniture builder. But I can sew short, straight lines, do simple embroidery stitches and French knots, and simple dollhouse accessories all day long. Glad your sister was able to teach you a new skill.

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